|Refreshing Diced Salad|
keep a big container of it in the fridge for convenience.
I like it because it is simple, yet unique. Refreshing and special without the addition of unhealthy ingredients like bacon, cheese, oil or heavy dressings. Because the vegetables are diced, the flavors of all of the vegetables marry in a remarkable way that produces a different flavor than each vegetable has when served alone. And that means that simply a bit of salt brings out the flavor, without requiring the addition of the heavy ingredients that so many veggie salads use.
I try to chop an equal amount of each of the three vegetables, so the proportions below are just a guideline.
In this salad - the vegetables themselves provide the flavor - and it's great!
This is a perfect side dish for any legume and rice dish, as well as a great side dish to add a splash of color and flavor to a typical meat and potatoes meal.
Here's the recipe:
Refreshing Diced Salad
2 Cups Cucumber, Diced in 1 cm cubes (about 1 Large)
2 Cups Tomatoes, Diced in 1 cm cubes (about 3 Romas)
2 Cups of Celery, Diced in 3 cm cubes (about 3 Stalks)
At this point, the salad can be stored in the refrigerator or served
At serving time, add to each portion
Salt to Taste
Caper Buds to taste (about 1 teaspoon for 1 1/2 cups of salad is my preference)
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